2013 April | mama jess

Posts made in April, 2013

mama jess vegetable of the month – Avocados – by Kelly Van Stone

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on mama jess vegetable of the month – Avocados – by Kelly Van Stone

Vegetable of the Month – Avocados   One of the challenges of eating for health is maintaining a fresh supply of fruits and vegetables in the kitchen.  No matter how hard or thoroughly I organize my shopping list, it seems that I am making a stop at the store at least twice a week, if not more.  It is one of those things that I have resigned myself to doing for the sake of healthy eating.  I suppose that I could better organize myself but I really do not mind grocery shopping and often times really enjoy it.   One piece of produce that regularly makes in into my cart is avocado.  Ten years ago you would have rarely seen an avocado in my...

Read More

mama jess 2013 expo west re-cap and how to grocery shop like a food scientist!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in blog | Comments Off on mama jess 2013 expo west re-cap and how to grocery shop like a food scientist!

  We are back from Natural Products Expo West – the largest healthy food show in the country, record breaking 63,000 attendees! We were pleased to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary there and see so many of our fans. What a great way to get re-inspired!  THE BIGGEST show news, was no doubt, Whole Food Market’s announcement that all products in their stores must be labeled to indicate whether they contain GMOs by 2018. What an exciting step as we support the right to know what’s in our food –and course, Mama Jess already only uses non-GMO ingredients. We will blog more about this exciting announcement in the future.   In years past, I have already recorded...

Read More

onions – veggie of the month by kelly van stone, mama jess contributor

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in blog, recipes, Veggie of the Month | Comments Off on onions – veggie of the month by kelly van stone, mama jess contributor

Vegetable of the Month – Onions   One of my top nutritional interests is eating for health and disease prevention.  In article after article and book after book, I read about the health benefits of onions.  Onions, especially raw, seem to be a somewhat polarizing vegetable.  Either people love them, or hate them.  I did not like them at all as a child.  However, as an adult, I have come to appreciate the flavor, texture and health benefits of the onion.   This month, I have decided to devote the Vegetable of the Month Blog to the onion.  In the mid-west, there are very few seasonal vegetables available in the month of...

Read More